Battling Infant Mortality on the Front Lines

Babies die before their first birthdays at much higher rates in minority and low-income neighborhoods. CelebrateOne’s Erika Clark Jones outlines strategies to keep those rates down.

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We’re Wasting the Food Waste Movement

Michael F. Curtin, Jr., and Alexander Moore of DC Central Kitchen make the case for tackling food waste and persistent poverty at the same time in this exclusive commentary.

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A Common Sense Plan to Reduce Poverty

Former governor Jon Huntsman and former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, now national chairmen for No Labels, discuss their recent report on bipartisan policy solutions for the next president.

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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